33 posts categorized "Fashion"

April 27, 2012

Charmingly Unique Gifts for Mother's Day

Your mom is one-of-a-kind. This Mother’s Day, you can give Mom a gift that’s as unique as she is – a Persona charm bracelet. It’s easy to customize a bracelet that’s perfect for mom, with thousands of beads and stoppers to choose from. A Persona bracelet is a great way to celebrate a new mom or remind yours how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you. From baby’s first steps, to family vacations and Mom’s favorite hobbies, Persona has a bead that will represent her life and symbolize her favorite memories. Does the mom in your life already love Persona? We have lots of new beads that are sure to delight her. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Zales is offering a great way to start a new Persona collection – buy any 3 beads, and get your bracelet for free (a $40 value – while quantities last!). It’s the perfect way to introduce Mom to Persona! Looking for ideas? Here are some of our favorite Persona styles!

Persona Beads

  1. Persona Sterling Silver Purple Mother-of-Pearl Bead 
  2. Persona Sterling Silver Purple and White Cubic Zirconia Bead
  3. Persona Sterling Silver Green Enamel Stripe Bead 
  4. Persona Sterling Silver Enamel Butterfly Dangle Bead 
  5. Persona Sterling Silver Oxidized Paw Print Bead 
  6. Persona Sterling Silver Oxidized Floral Bead 
  7. Persona Sterling Silver Pink Crystal Bow Bead
  8. Persona Sterling Silver Powder Blue Enamel Flourish Bead
  9. Persona Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Cubic Zirconia Spacer
  10. Persona Sterling Silver Cupcake Bead  
  11. Persona Black Themed Bracelet with Six Beads in Sterling Silver 

April 19, 2012

Remembering The Titanic

This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden journey across the Atlantic. The event was commemorated in numerous ways, one of the most prominent being the re-release of the love story Titanic. Naturally, when you think of the film Titanic, Kate Winslet’s elegant “Heart of the Ocean” pendant immediately comes to mind. The dramatic style of the necklace, and the tragic love story around it, have made this piece a favorite for romantics of any age. Capture the essence of the “Heart of the Ocean” pendant in these vintage-style designs, all available from Zales.

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  1. Heart-Shaped Sapphire Pendant in 10K White Gold with Diamond Accent 
  2. Cushion-Cut Sapphire Vintage Ring in Sterling Silver
  3. Emerald-Cut Blue and White Sapphire Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver 
  4. Ceylon and White Sapphire Frame Pendant in Sterling Silver 

April 05, 2012

Prep School Classics: Our Favorite Spring Styles

From brightly-colored polo shirts to boat shoes and monogrammed tote bags, this spring is all about preppy, clean-cut style. Prep-school looks are popping up everywhere – and it’s easy for you to get in on the trend. Here are 5 easy ways to rock a classic, preppy look (without breaking the bank).

  1. Hair-stylin’- Take a trip back to grade school with a simple ponytail or single braid – quintessential hairstyles that earn bonus points for being fast and low-maintenance!
  2. Pull on a polo – Scoop up a basic, fitted polo shirt in a bright shade and add a monogram to earn major prep-school cred. If bright shades aren’t your scene, stick to classics like navy and add a pop of color with a coral monogram.
  3. Carry it all – Store everyday essentials for the spring and summer seasons in a canvas tote bag bearing your monogram. It’s a polished way to lug around all those items you just can’t leave home without!
  4. Pretty in pearls – Add a prep-school-ready strand of pearls to your newly-mongrammed polo shirt for a pulled-together look.
  5. Put your name on it – A monogram necklace or name necklace is an essential for spring’s preppy styles. The gold and silver versions we’ve seen around our offices are eliciting some serious style envy. You can find yours at Zales.com!

We’ve gathered up our favorite prep-school-worthy styles here – some eye candy for your enjoyment! Love one (or all!) of these styles? Just follow the links below to get yours!

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  1. Honora Cultured Freshwater Pearl Earrings in 14K Gold
  2. 24K Gold Plate Monogram Necklace
  3. Sterling Silver Monogram Necklace
  4. Sterling Silver Script Name Necklace
  5. 18K Gold Plate Script Name Necklace
  6. Sterling Silver Script Monogram Cuff Links
  7. 17" Cultured Akoya Pearl Necklace

March 22, 2012

Three-Stone Rings: Past, Present and Future

You may be drawn to the classic, yet beautiful look of the three-stone ring, but do you know the true significance of the design? It’s said that the stones each symbolize the past, present and future love of the cherished couple - destined to map the momentous phases of the couple’s relationship. That’s a pretty deep thought crafted into one beautiful piece of jewelry.

Diamond Engagement Options

The three-stone diamond engagement ring not only displays the love shared, but it also proudly showcases that commitment. It can be displayed through the traditional diamond look, a black diamond look, or a pink diamond look.

 

 Promise Ring Options

Three-stone designs aren't limited to engagement rings. Promise your love with a ring celebrating romance’s amazing journey.  Look at these promise ring options in white gold, yellow gold and rose gold.

Gemstone Options

Available in a spectrum of colors, three-stone rings flourish in a multitude of gemstones.  Take a look at the brilliant spring shades of these emerald, blue topaz, sapphire and amethyst rings.

 

Find these and other elegant three-stone rings at Zales.com.

March 14, 2012

Looking For Luck? Lucky You!

Evil eyeOh the silly things we do for luck! From keeping rabbit's feet (which really doesn't seem all that lucky for the bunny!), to wearing evil eyes or keeping a lucky number, most everyone has that one special talisman that keeps the good luck flowing.

For many people, that 'lucky' item is a piece of jewelry. Lucky for you (get it?), Zales has all kinds of lucky looks available!

ShamrockThe most obvious, of course is the shamrock or clover (see how we got a St. Patty's Day reference in there?). Zales has a bunch (pun alert!) of shamrocks and clovers - including some that dazzle with diamonds or gemstones like this fabulous emerald version. See all of our sharp shamrock looks (say that five times fast) here.

Another symbol of good luck is the horseshoe. Lots of people believe that to hang a horseshoe with the ends pointing upwards is good luck as it acts as a storage container of sorts for any good luck that happens to be floating by. To hang it with the ends pointing down is bad luck as all that floating good luck will fall just fall out.  All that being said, this super-cute DOUBLE horseshoe pendant is twice the luck! As an aside, all our horseshoe jewelry points up - so that's a good sign (and just good fashion sense too). 

HorsehoeSome other lucky icons used by Americans (and some Canadians) include rabbits, ladybugs, wishbones and elephants (this super cute jade one is EXTRA lucky!). In other cultures, dragons, dragonflies, turtles, fish and bamboo are lucky tokens.

In the immortal words of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, "Do you feel lucky?"  Whatever talisman you use as your personal symbol of good luck, you're certain to find a super stylish version at your local Zales store or at Zales.com.

February 15, 2012

Seeing the World Through Rose-Colored Jewelry

You’ve seen the trend pop up everywhere, but aren’t quite sure how to pull it off. Not to worry, Zales is here for you. Rose gold’s rising popularity is due to the fact that it’s so versatile and complements all skin tones. Zales offers a variety of rose-toned pieces, including rings, earrings, necklaces and watches.
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The best aspect of rose gold is that it allows you to show off your individuality by providing a subtle twist to traditional jewelry. Imagine holding out your hand and flaunting your new rose gold engagement ring. Not in the market for engagement rings? This pink amethyst ring is a showstopper and would work perfectly as a right hand ring.


For those who want simple sophistication, a delicate band is a great way to incorporate rose gold into your jewelry wardrobe.

Rose gold also works beautifully combined with other gemstones. Add pink sapphire and amethyst to the mix to get these dazzling studs. A fan of morganite? Take a look
at these beauties in cushion-cut and heart styles. (These would be a great substitute for conventional engagement rings as well.)

Rose Gold

PZALE1-10427256t400One of the most effortless ways to incorporate rose tones into your everyday lifestyle is with watches. This rose-tone stainless steel mesh bracelet watch is a dainty and feminine look from Skagen. Also from Skagen is another great rose-tone watch with mother-of-pearl dial, for those that want a classic, timeless look.

Rose gold adds a dash of romance to any piece, and Zales makes showcasing this trend quite easy, wouldn’t you say?

-Linda P., Associate Merchant

Linda P. rocks a rose gold ring on her right hand every day. Say that three times fast.

February 08, 2012

Celebrate Her Birthday with Vivid, Vibrant, Vivacious Amethyst

Lucky February birthday girl! The passionate purple amethyst is your birthstone!

This dramatic gemstone has an ironic history. Known as the stone of seduction, it's also said to protect the wearer against the powers that seduce! We can't attest to the latter, because we are so captivated by its vibrant colors and attractive variations. (Maybe if we had been wearing our amethysts…)

Amethyst can range in color from palest green to pink to deepest purple. Most amethyst jewelry today utilizes the bright purple stones.  At Zales, we carry a large variety of amethyst jewelry, ranging from sweetly simple to disarmingly charming to sleekly sophisticated and more. You're certain to find a style perfect for your favorite February birthday girl!

Sweetly Simple

                                                          

Amethyst Love Knot Earrings
in Sterling Silver

Amethyst and Diamond Accent Ring in 10K White Gold

Cushion-Cut Amethyst and White Topaz Pendant in Sterling Silver

 

Disarmingly Charming

    

Amethyst and 1/4 CT. T.W.
Diamond Butterfly Earrings
in Sterling Silver

Oval Amethyst and Diamond Accent Flower Ring in Sterling Silver

Amethyst and Diamond Accent Butterfly Pendant in Sterling Silver

 

Sleekly Sophisticated

   

Princess-Cut Amethyst Swirl
Stud Earrings in 10K
White Gold

Princess-Cut Amethyst Pendant
in 14K Gold

Emerald-Cut Amethyst Ring in 10K White Gold with Diamond Accents

 

Find these and other amazing amethyst designs at your local Zales Jewelers store or at Zales.com!

January 06, 2012

Easy Ways To Spice Up Your Winter Wardrobe

If your winter wardrobe is officially in the doldrums (telltale sign: the only colors you’re wearing are black and grey), spice up your look with some garnet jewelry. Garnet, January’s birthstone, is a rich, red color that pairs perfectly with sterling silver or yellow gold. Not sure how to mix garnet in to your look? Here are some easy ways to work it in.

Fighting frizzy, winter hair with a ponytail? Dress it up with these garnet drop earrings. Drop or hoop earrings are a great way to take your ponytail from gym-worthy to pretty and polished.

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If you love all things vintage and girly, try these classic garnet earrings, set in yellow gold with diamond accents. Rock them with a tailored sheath or a fitted shirt and full skirt for a Mad Men vibe.

 

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The perfect companion to this season’s dark, vampy nail colors is a dramatic garnet ring. Try it with navy nail polish if you’re feeling bold, but don’t forget to keep your mani short and neat for a modern look. Wear this cocktail ring with your favorite little black dress for a look that’s party-ready.

 

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For an adorable, everyday look, this stackable garnet ring is a must-have. Wear it solo, or pair it with a stackable pearl ring for the perfect duo. Show off these rings with your favorite white button down and jeans for a classic look, or sport them with a basic grey & black winter combo to add a little sparkle to your outfit.

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All of the jewelry styles featured in today's post are available at zales.com.

What's your favorite way to add color to your winter wardrobe? Let us know in the comments!

December 19, 2011

Christmas Gift Giving

It’s that time of year again, Christmas time is here!  What gifts will you give your friends and family this year?  Zales.com has the perfect present for that special someone you are shopping for.  Whether it you’re searching for a necklace, watch, ring, earrings, bracelet, or design your own; there’s a plethora of gifts waiting to be checked of your list!  Enhanced Blue and White Diamond Water Lily Ring


This is the year you will buy your friends and family gifts they will absolutely love rather than a typical fruit cake.  For the lady in your life, why not try colored diamonds? With enhanced blue and white diamonds, this ring encompasses the upcoming trend of water lily rings and adds a touch of flavor to the average diamond ring. 

Citizen Eco Drive two tone

Shopping difficult for the guy in your life?  Give him a
Citizen watch
for all occasions.  The men’s Corso two-tone stainless steel with a black dial watch is perfect for work, play, and it’s even water-resistant!  Give your mom or grandma the gift of personalized jewelry with a mother’s birthstone heart pendant.  This sterling silver necklace allows you to create a heart-shaped necklace with your mother and/or grandmother’s children’s birth stones surrounding the heart.  This gift is sentimental and will hold a special meaning as she treasurers the
 gift of her children. 

Let’s not forget the special girl in your life.  For a younger girl, the butterfly diamond bracelet is Honora 8.0 - 8.5mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stud Earringsthe perfect gift to start her jewelry collection.  Cultured freshwater pearl earrings are essential for a teen age girl to have.  Pearls will  always be seen as classy and sophisticated and are a perfect gift for the young, glamorous lady in your life. 

Guys, are you looking to propose this holiday
season?  The Vera Wang LOVE collection is your ticket to a perfect engagement ring.  The collection is timeless and elegant and will make your fiancé the happiest girl alive!  Christmas is right around the corner, give your friends and family gifts that he/she will cherish and last a lifetime.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

December 01, 2011

Designer Watches: Holiday Guide

Modern watches have been in the evolution process since the 17th century.  Watches from that time are prized possessions and are highly sought after by collectors Citizen's Eco-DriveT Chronograph Titanium Watchworld-wide.  Should you be in possession of one of these antique timepieces, you are in fact lucky.  Should your current timepiece merely appear to be that dated - it may be time for an update!  You can tell a lot about a person by the type of timepiece he or she chooses, and whether the style you're going for is an understated everyday appeal, a stylish yet practical allure, or an eye-catching fashion attraction, there is a watch to match.

For the guy who's on the go and wants an everyday watch that will take him from day to night, the Citizen's Eco-Drive™ Chronograph Titanium Watch could be just what you need.  The watch is powered by a Japanese quartz movement and fueled by natural and artificial light. It's ecologically friendly, functions without a battery, and features a 150-day power reserve when fully charged.  Citizen offers a full line of ladies' and mens' timepieces which feature Eco-Drive™ technology so you never have to worry about losing time or needing a battery changed.  Care for additional flair?  This Ladies' Bulova Stainless Steel Watch features a mother-of-pearl dial and framed with bezel-set diamonds.

Sienna Two-Tone Bangle Watch from ESQ by MovadoFor the lady who wishes for her time piece to mix and mingle effortlessly with every type of jewelry, a bangle watch is an easy go-to and the Sienna Two-Tone Bangle Watch from ESQ by Movado is a great choice. The slim design of this watch allows it to blend with any look and the two-toned band ensures a perfect match with both your gold and silver accessories.  Many watches, such as the Citizen Eco-Drive™ Bangle Watch and Bracelet Set also featuring coordinating bracelets to make the perfect match.  Crystal Accent Watch and Pendant Set from Bulova

 

 

Watch sets also make the perfect gift for the holidays.  This Crystal Accent Watch and Pendant Set from Bulova, is a perfect pairing and really is two gifts in one! 

Bulova Marine Star Watch

 

 

 

 

If you're searching for a sportier look, the Bulova Marine Star Watch  is ideal with date display, chronograph and luminous hands & hour markers.  Ladies who are looking for the same great sense of style can find it in the Bulova Diamond Accent White Ceramic and Stainless Steel Watch.

  Luno Stainless Steel Watch by Movado


Desire a simpler look, but with lots of visual appeal?  The Luno Stainless Steel Watch by Movado is a classic. This iconic watch design features a single silver-tone hour index at 12 o'clock and matching watch hands. This Swiss-quartz-powered timepiece is water resistant to 30 meters.  This dressy look is similarly captured in the Citizen Eco-Drive™ Normandie Swarovski® Crystal Watch which features a tonneau-style case lined with dazzling Swarovski® crystals.

 

 

As you think of the gifts you'll be giving - and receiving - this holiday season, remember that a watch is one of the best ways of self-expression, as these timepieces are both functional and fun!